Publish Date: 06/07/2022
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Below, we’ll go over the NHL picks and predictions of the day. Check out the top sports betting sites for betting on the Rangers/Lightning!
The New York Rangers face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Final, with the Rangers holding a 2-1 series lead. The Rangers won their first two games at home but hope to bounce back after losing Game Three in Tampa Bay. The Lightning will look to even up the series at two games apiece as they will continue to build momentum in this series.
The Lightning controlled the last half of the game, and if you are a Tampa Bay fan, you hope that the momentum can carry over. Adam Fox and Ryan Lindgren led the top pairing and created turnovers for the Rangers in the defensive zone. Still, the rest of the defense struggled mightily, allowing the Lightning to establish a strong offensive zone presence and generate shots on the net. The best way to kill momentum in the NHL playoffs is to have a hot Goalie, and the Rangers have had just that in Igor Shesterkin, who has saved 115 of the 122 shots in this series.
I still believe the New York Rangers will win this series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, but our prediction for the day is for the Lightning to win this game outright.
This will be one of those classic seven-game series, and while the Rangers have a good chance of winning this game outright due to their strong play in the first few games of the series, the Tampa Bay Lightning know that if they lose this game, their season is likely over. The Rangers let a tremendous opportunity for three games to nothing lead slip through their hands-on Sunday afternoon as they jumped up 2-0 halfway through the second period. Check out the best bookmakers for betting on the NHL playoffs!
New York may come out on top in a close game, but given the Lightning’s experience, we’ll go with them to win game 4. Pick Lightning 3 Rangers 2